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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

San Marcos to reopen flood-damaged Lower Purgatory park this weekend

Trails in Lower Purgatory Creek Natural Area will reopen Saturday, March 5 but work continues as crews repair the extensive damage caused by last year’s historic flooding.

Friday, October 7th, 2011

SMGA holding benefit Saturday with live music, food, astronomy

UPDATED 12 a.m. Oct. 9: SMGA’s Harvest Moon FUNdraiser has been postponed due to chance of rain, lightning, mud, and potential cloud cover obscuring stars and moon Saturday evening. The event will be rescheduled, probably for November.

Friday, January 28th, 2011

The Weekend: A chance to remember Paine

With no real football to track this weekend, it's a good time for doing something else. Like remembering Thomas Paine, whose best selling pamphlets stoked the American Revolution. He donated the proceeds to the revolution, then died...

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Council candidates tangle about building at debate

San Marcos City Council candidates expressed clear differences of opinion about development issues at last week's League of Women voters debate. Challenger David Newman and incumbent Kim Porterfield also went back and forth about Austin Community College...

Friday, September 10th, 2010

The Weekend: Legends in music, locals in football

Legendary musicians Leon Russell, Joe Ely and Fabrizio Poggi will grace the area this weekend. And there's plenty of music, theater, art and football of all varieties to go around, too.

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Hays County signs on to watershed protection pact

Hays County commissioners approved an interlocal agreement and kicked in $3,000 last week to develop a plan for protecting the Upper San Marcos River Watershed. The agreement awaits signatures from the City of San Marcos and Texas...

Friday, July 9th, 2010

The Weekend: Intrepid canoe racers, music and, maybe, Teddy bears

Music, the Texas Water Safari, Baby Fest and more await at your pleasure for the weekend. With or without your Teddy bear. On a less local note, there's that soccer game in South Africa.

Friday, June 11th, 2010

The Weekend: The singing Mockingbird and Texas musicians

You can start shakin' that stick if you want to but there's more fun stuff to do this weekend than you can shake a stick at. Drop the stick and hit Market on the Square, the EmilyAnn...

Friday, June 4th, 2010

The Weekend: June cometh to San Marcos

The poetry of summer is in full force with music, a carnival, theater, hiking and more. And don't forget the charming market days with their food and entertainment. Ah, June!

Monday, May 31st, 2010

CAMPO approves 2035 plan with $1.138 billion in Hays County projects

Hays County and its municipalities are in for $1.138 billion in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) 2035 plan approved last week. Meanwhile, Hays County commissioners replaced outgoing Judge Liz Sumter on the CAMPO board with...

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